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He also helped the Lakers, the worst team in the league the year before, make it to the championship round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in five years, although they were knocked off in four-straight by the Boston Celtics, the first of eight-consecutive NBA titles the Celtics would win.
The Lakers were virtually unbeatable at the Minneapolis Auditorium in their early years, and they were working on a 30-game home winning streak when they began a game with the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons on November 22, 1950.
They beat the Lakers again the next time they met them a year later, but it would be their last victory in the series, as the Lakers won the next six games the teams played over the next nine years.
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The Minneapolis Lakers used the No. 1 overall pick in the 1958 NBA Draft to select Baylor, then convinced him to skip his senior year at SU and instead join the pro ranks.
The Lakers, several years removed from the glory days of George Mikan, were in trouble on the court and at the gate.
Baylor won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and led the Lakers, from last place the previous year, to the NBA finals, where they lost to the Boston Celtics on April 9, 1959, in the first four game sweep in finals history.
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 Minneapolis Lakers
He also helped the Lakers, the worst team in the league the year before, make it to the championship round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in five years, although they were knocked off in four-straight by the Boston Celtics, the first of eight-consecutive NBA titles the Celtics would win.
The Lakers were virtually unbeatable at the Minneapolis Auditorium in their early years, and they were working on a 30-game home winning streak when they began a game with the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons on November 22, 1950.
They beat the Lakers again the next time they met them a year later, but it would be their last victory in the series, as the Lakers won the next six games the teams played over the next nine years.
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 Minneapolis Lakers great George Mikan dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
George Mikan was a dominator in the middle for the Lakers.
Minneapolis was assigned to the Central Division (the strongest of the new circuit), where it went head-to-head once again with Rochester.
Minneapolis, which finished the regular season at 51-17, waltzed through the preliminary rounds of the postseason.
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 Los Angeles Lakers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lakers began in 1946 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen bought the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League for $15,000 and relocated it to Minneapolis.
However, during the 1996-1997 offseason, the Lakers acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Orlando Magic and newly-drafted Kobe Bryant from the Charlotte Hornets.
Joel Meyers became the voice of the Lakers in 2005, replacing Paul Sunderland, who was the successor to the legendary Chick Hearn who died in 2002.
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 LAKERS: News
The incident occurred on Sunday, Jan. 28 with 2.7 remaining in the fourth period of the Lakers 96-94 (OT) loss to the Spurs at Staples Center.
Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to sports televsion.
From the George Mikan-led Minneapolis Lakers teams of the '40s and '50s to the "Showtime" era Magic Johnson teams of the late 1980s to Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant's dynasty of the early 21st century, one thing has been consistent about the Lakers: winning.
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 George Mikan - Lakers Players George Mikan
Lakers vs. Knicks." When Mikan walked into the locker room before the game, he found his teammates sitting around in their street clothes.
Lakers expect Jackson back soon; Kobe status uncertain (ESPN) Kwame Brown and Chris Mihm definitely won't be ready to start the season and Kobe Bryant's status for opening night has yet to be determined, but the Lakers do believe Phil Jackson will be coaching them against the Suns on Halloween.
Lakers 113, Hornets 106 (Rocky Mountain News) Maurice Evans scored 27 points and Lamar Odom had 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 113-106 preseason victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
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A year later the Lakers would finally turn the tables by beating the Celtics in the championships.
This was the first time in their nine championship matches the Lakers had come out on top.
Though sometimes distracted by disappointment, the Lakers as a franchise have made it clear that they are a force to be reckoned with.
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 1959 - 1960 Minneapolis Lakers Road Jersey (Size 54) From Mitchell & Ness NBA Hardwood Collection, With #22 On Jersey ...
This is the same style jersey worn by Elgin Baylor with the 1961-62 Minneapolis Lakers.
By the 1948-49 season, the Minneapolis Lakers had jumped to the rival Basketball Association of America (BAA).
In 1960, Laker owner Bob Short decided to take his club to LA where the Dodgers and Rams had struck it rich.
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The Lakers have been to the NBA Finals five times with rookie NBA coaches, six times counting their years as the Minneapolis Lakers.
John Kundla (1949) led the Minneapolis Lakers to the title in his first season.
Two other Lakers coaches won titles in their first seasons coaching the club: Bill Sharman in 1972 and Phil Jackson in 2000.
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 Minneapolis Lakers vs. Harlem Globetrotters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Lakers, by virtue of having had the league’s worst record the previous year as the Detroit Gems, were given the first pick in a dispersal draft of the defunct league’s players.
This time is was the Lakers turn to clown, and Don Forman delighted the crowd with a dribbling act that rivalled the show put on by Haynes in the previous game.
The Lakers won-loss record was 8-24, and the team was on its way to producing the worst record in the league that year.
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The Minneapolis Lakers' first season was 1947-48, when the team entered the National Basketball League.
The Minneapolis/L.A Lakers have won a total of 14 NBA Championships, the last one won in 2002.
The Minneapolis Lakers have 7 players and 3 coaches inducted, with George Mikan being inducted as both a player and as a coach.
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 Los Angeles Lakers
Damals noch in Minneapolis beheimatet, formten die Lakers mit ihrem Center George Mikan die erste Dynastie, als sie fünf Meisterschaften zwischen 1949 und 1954 gewannen.
Trotz der zwei Superstars Baylor und West - beide gehören noch heute zu den 15 besten Spielern der NBA-Geschichte - waren die Lakers nicht in der Lage, die Übermacht der Boston Celtics in der 60ern zu brechen, die zwischen 1957 und 1969 elf Meisterschaften gewannen.
Erst 1972 gewannen die Lakers ihre erste Meisterschaft in Los Angeles, ironischer Weise ohne Elgin Baylor, der verletzungsbedingt in der Mitte der Saison seinen Rücktritt verkündete.
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 Lakers Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California.
As the Minneapolis Lakers, the team holds the record for the lowest-scoring NBA game ever played along with the Fort Wayne Pistons.
On November 22, 1950, the Lakers were leading until the fourth quarter, whenthe Pistons pulled ahead to win 19 to 18.
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Atkins then scored the next seven points for the Lakers, tying the game at 92-92 on a pair of free throws with 4:16 on the clock.
Walker, Davis and Pierce all hit from the field during the spurt, with Pierce ending it with a jumper with 46 second left for a 102-97 edge.
Jefferson, who had been wearing Walker's old number, was changed to 7...The Lakers wore powder blue throwback uniforms, symbolic of their days as the Minneapolis Lakers...Los Angeles' previous season worst losing streak was three straight on two different occasions, January 25-28 and February 3-7.
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 History of the Minneapolis Lakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Minneapolis Lakers enter their 17 th year of competition in Minnesota Class A amateur baseball.
Paul Samanant assumed leadership of the team in the mid-90s, when Tony moved onto Frisbee, and he moved the team across the river to the Park National league, and aptly renamed it the Minneapolis Lakers.
The connection with Macalester was re-established with signing of Salty, Damo and Co. The team's competitive level of play often led to appearances in several final-round series of the Park National playoffs.
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 LakersWeb.net: Los Angeles Lakers History
Laker was the name of a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes and the Mississippi river.
The Lakers won the 1948/49 title in the final BAA season.
- Two banners were raised at Staples Center in the 2001-02 season, one representing the Minneapolis Lakers in the Hall of Fame: players George Mikan, Slater Martin, Jim Pollard, Vern Mikkelsen, Clyde Lovellette and coach John Kundla; the other banner in recognition of the five championships they won before the team move west in 1960.
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 1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers Home #22 Slater Martin Throwback Jersey from...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This thick knit Minneapolis jersey is solid white with light blue and gold trim at the neck and shoulders.
It has "Lakers" sewn on the front in an arc of blue on gold twill block letters, and comes with number 22(Slater Martin) sewn in blue and gold on the front and back.
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Auerbach's first experience against the Lakers was as coach of the Washington Capitols, and Mikan, playing with a broken wrist, and company beat Auerbach's team in the 1949 finals in a game played at St. Paul Auditorium.
The Lakers would have gotten the three Kentucky players, all of whom were in the military at the time.
Had the trade happened, the Lakers would have finished last in the league and they could have drafted Russell first in the 1956 draft, and maybe that Celtics dominance would never have happened.
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 Kobe Bryant Minneapolis Lakers Throwback Replica Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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 Dallas cae ante Houston y los 'Minneapolis' Lakers derrotaron a los Timberwolves
Los Lakers rindieron un homenaje a sus orígenes y culminaron la fiesta con una victoria ante los Minnesota Timberwolves.
Antes de su mudanza a Los Angeles, los Mineapolis Lakers sumaron cinco campeonatos de la NBA (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953 and 1954).
Los Lakers sumaron una importante victoria ante los MInnesota Timberwolves por 96-83 que aun les permite soñar con el título de campeones de la Conferencia Oeste que ya parece en manos de los Sacramento Kings.
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 MPR: Minneapolis Lakers great George Mikan dies
In the late '40s and early '50s Mikan led the Minneapolis Lakers to five championships.
As a sportswriter in the '50s Hartman worked so closely with the Lakers, he was considered the team's unofficial general manager.
He averaged around 23 points per game in seven seasons with the Minneapolis Lakers.
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 Rybak issues challenge to LA Mayor over NBA Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
We look forward to welcoming your basketball team back home to the City of Lakes --there is still a lot of affection here for the wayward Minneapolis Lakers basketball franchise.
However, I’m afraid that the only championship the Lakers will win this year is the one it wins every year without effort – the most mislocated team name in sports.
In the unlikely event that the original Minneapolis basketball franchise should defeat today’s Timberwolves, I’ll send you 22 freshwater walleye – one for each of our 22 Minneapolis lakes.
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 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets - Lakers NBA Basketball - Lakers Ticket Brokers
This new Laker nucleus will have a lot of excitement to bring to the Staples Center as they make waves in the Western Conference.
Led by George Mikan, the Lakers won the first NBA Championship in 1951, and they became the first dynasty by winning four championships in the first five years of the NBA.
The Lakers seem poised to return to dominance of the NBA as they seek their 10th NBA Championship.
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 Los Angeles Lakers Store: Buy Los Angeles Lakers basketball jerseys, merchandise and posters
Lamar Odom Los Angeles Lakers White Alternate Swingman Adidas NBA Jersey
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 Timberwolves: Garnett fined for missing appearance
• The Timberwolves will honor the late George Mikan, the former Minneapolis Lakers star, with a commemorative patch this season.
It will appear on the left sleeve of the team's warmup shirts and depicts a basketball with the Minneapolis Lakers' light blue and yellow in the background.
In the foreground is Mikan's No. 99 with his trademark round-rimmed glasses draped over the second digit.
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